The “V” Channel Afterschool Program is a fun way for kids to learn the what, why and how of virtues, giving them actionable ways to be the very best they can be!
Assertiveness • Confidence • Courage • Creativity • Detachment • Determination • Excellence • Flexibility • Honesty • Kindness • Obedience • Patience • Purposefulness • Respect • Responsibility • Self-Discipline • Thankfulness and more!
Learn more from Dara Feldman, The “V” Channel Education Director.
VIDEOS THAT EDUCATE AND ENTERTAIN:
Each program session begins with students watching an ORIGINAL “V” VIDEO.
“V”Videos bring virtues to life and provide social emotional learning lessons kids can relate to.
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LIGHTS, CAMERA, VIRTUES!
Students gain a deeper understanding of the Virtues from “A” to “Z” through role-playing and movie making:
- Sketching storyboards
- Writing scripts
- Being actors
- Directing scenes
- Operating the camera, lights and sound
By producing and starring in their own videos, students express what they have learned about virtues in a meaningful and fun way.
Watch a lesson about ASSERTIVENESS featuring kids at P.S. 58 in Brooklyn, NY.
Students who participate in THE “V” CHANNEL Afterschool Program (TVCAP) will be able to:
- recognize how self-discipline, confidence and diligence can improve verbal, reading and writing skills
- explore the nature of purposefulness, creativity and excellence
- demonstrate an understanding of how practicing assertiveness, respect and justice can reduce bullying
- identify how caring, kindness and unity lead to better relationships with classmates, teachers and parents
- understand and describe TVCAP’s top 12 virtues
- listen and follow specific directions to generate virtues based storyboards and create videos
- and much more!
SIMPLE AND AFFORDABLE!
THE “V” CHANNEL Afterschool Program is an easy and simple program that fits into your current afterschool schedule or flex period / media class during regular school hours. Program instructors can be educators, teacher’s assistants, parents or young adult volunteers.
An easy to follow WORKBOOK (print and digital format) with step-by-step outline covering 12 sessions:
- An introduction to virtues
- Links to Original “V” Videos
- Icebreakers and Q&A to engage students
- The What, Why and How of the virtue of week
- Virtues storyboards
- Introduction to movie-making and glossary of terms
Each WORKBOOK comes with professional MOVIE CLAPBOARD customized with your school name!
“We adore the innovative work you are doing and it is well aligned to the adolescent learner.”
Ailene Altman Mitchell
Principal, M.S. 88, Brooklyn NY
“What a fun and engaging way to bring virtues into the classroom both with educators and children! I can see that you have used the role play and improv acting ideas that use the principle of ‘engaging everyone in the audience all the time.’ Such pedagogical techniques are very effective, in my experience as a conference planner and teacher.”
Srividya Ramasubramanian, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication, Texas A&M University
Senior Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics (Dept. of Media & Communication)
Co-Founder Media Rise Festival
The Character Education Partnership (CEP) is a national advocate and leader for the character education movement. The “V” Channel participated in their 2013 National Forum in Washington D.C. Our goal was to show teachers how our “Videos & Virtues!” program can engage students in subtle yet powerful ways that help them develop character, and master common core standards.
Watch the video highlights of our rollicking interactive CEP breakout session.
STAY TUNED TO THE “V” CHANNEL.
As we raise additional funding we’ll produce new content and improve our website. Our goal is to build a world-class online destination and social media network offering ‘edutainment’ for viewing at home, in school, and on mobile devices.
Explore some of the content we’ve created so far:
A FEW OF LIFE’S MANY CHOICES >
THE “V”CHANNEL IS A 501(c)(3) NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION.
All donations are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated!
©2015 THE “V” CHANNEL CORPORATION.
Special thanks to The Family Virtues Guide, by Linda Kavelin Popov with Dr. Dan Popov Ph.D., and John Kavelin, and The Virtues Project, a global grassroots initiative to inspire the practice of virtues in everyday life.